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Forum: Beyond the Parks 2 Aug 19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,240
Posted By dippy lippy
Lots of state parks reasonably close to Orlando...

Lots of state parks reasonably close to Orlando with a variety of options - Kayaking, biking, tubing, snorkelling, swimming with manatees, hiking, shows etc etc
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 30 Jun 19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By dippy lippy
Ford Mustang - sat nav worked brilliantly - but...

Ford Mustang - sat nav worked brilliantly - but just remember it wont kick in till you get out of the underground car park!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Jun 19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,225
Posted By dippy lippy
I fly out this Sunday - only booked (flights...

I fly out this Sunday - only booked (flights only) 2 weeks ago - although not doing any parks - have booked to stay at Omni Orlando for first 6 nights then heading to Naples - but not booked anywhere...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 2 Jun 19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,660
Posted By dippy lippy
this is also on my short list - any idea if they...

this is also on my short list - any idea if they do boat rentals (self drive) from there - sure I read somewhere they do?
Forum: Beyond the Parks 2 Jun 19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,660
Posted By dippy lippy
This is on my short list - going in a couple of...

This is on my short list - going in a couple of weeks - want to stay for 8 nights - would prefer something with a small kitchen area - any idea if they have any rooms with more facilities than just...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Jun 19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By dippy lippy
Hiring a Mustang - it worked brilliantly in...

Hiring a Mustang - it worked brilliantly in October but had an I phone then.

Hubby now got an Huwai and asures me it will work - but think I will still take trusty old tom tom just in case!
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 2 Jun 19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By dippy lippy
So we could use the GPS in the car (Mustang)...

So we could use the GPS in the car (Mustang) which worked brilliantly.
I'm not technically minded enough to understand/explain any more than that - thats whats hubbys for!
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 May 19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By dippy lippy
Cheers all - now better educated - armed and...

Cheers all - now better educated - armed and ready to book with thanks.
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 May 19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By dippy lippy
UMP = uninsured motorist protection

UMP = uninsured motorist protection
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 May 19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By dippy lippy
Big thank you - definately have LDW and extended...

Big thank you - definately have LDW and extended protection with Alamo direct!
So that should leave us fully covered
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 May 19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By dippy lippy
Thanks very much for helpfull replies - I was...

Thanks very much for helpfull replies - I was just expecting there to be more 'options' available re level of cover by booking direct with Alamo.co.uk - I get LDW and extended protection - but it...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 31 May 19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By dippy lippy
booking direct with Alamo?

Best price seems to be coming up by booking direct with Alamo -
I find all the varying types of cover/insurance available so confusing - if I book direct with Alamo would I still get full insurance...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 28 May 19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By dippy lippy
Many thanks RickT

Many thanks RickT
Forum: Beyond the Parks 27 May 19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By dippy lippy
Great - thank you :grin:

Great - thank you :grin:
Forum: Beyond the Parks 27 May 19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By dippy lippy
Im off in a couple of weeks and was looking at...

Im off in a couple of weeks and was looking at this option for a night or 2 but most seem fully booked for our dates (we only booked/decided to go last week)!

Anyway - there are plenty of other...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 27 May 19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By dippy lippy
Thank you all very much - suggestions all noted -...

Thank you all very much - suggestions all noted - would like to visit at least 2 or 3 parks next month so its just a case of deciding which!
Forum: General Trip Planning 26 May 19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By dippy lippy
Virgin airmiles - 1 way redemption?

Can Virgin airmiles be used for a one way trip only?
Forum: Beyond the Parks 26 May 19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By dippy lippy
Naples - Boat hire - self drive

Hi - Looking for recommendations / advice re boat hire for the Naples area please?

We generally like to cruise the intercoastal waterways and was wondering if these would be as nice as the...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 26 May 19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By dippy lippy
following with interest?

following with interest?
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 26 May 19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By dippy lippy
built in satnav - pairing with an android phone?

Hi - we previously used, with great success, the built in sat nav in our hire Mustang by pairing with with our I phone - Sync 3?

Hubby now has a Huawei which is fully compatible to use in the USA...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 25 May 19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By dippy lippy
Which state park visit would you recommend?

Hi
Looking to visit a state park - would like to kayak/canoe/, swim/snorkel.
Just generally spend all day enjoying the surroundings etc

Been looking at De Leon Springs, Blue Springs, Weeki...
Forum: Car Hire & Transportation 23 May 19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By dippy lippy
Ive just done the same for a Mustang for next...

Ive just done the same for a Mustang for next month - upgrade for 14 nights was 80.02 and yes said would include a GPS!
Forum: Accommodation 23 May 19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By dippy lippy
Whats a VPN please and Tunnel bear?

Whats a VPN please and Tunnel bear?
Forum: Accommodation 22 May 19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By dippy lippy
Great - thank you I will try to get on to the the...

Great - thank you I will try to get on to the the disney US site - my silly computer keeps changing me to the UK site!
FYI - at the moment the cheapest I have found is with Travelbag - 5 nights at...
Forum: Accommodation 22 May 19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By dippy lippy
Disney swan / dolphin - adult only pools?

Hi - does anyone know if Disneys Dolphin / Swan hotels have a adults only - or 'quiet' pool please?

Also - Is there any great difference between a stay - they vary slightly in price so I am...
Forum: Accommodation 22 May 19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By dippy lippy
Thank you all very much - great suggestions to...

Thank you all very much - great suggestions to get me started
Forum: Accommodation 22 May 19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By dippy lippy
Thank you for advice - ideally looking for a...

Thank you for advice - ideally looking for a hotel that has decent restaurants within walking distance and not too long to get to Epcot and Hollywood - any further suggestions greatfully received
Forum: Accommodation 21 May 19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By dippy lippy
Advice on booking a Disney Hotel at short notice?

Hi - Have just booked flights to fly out in 2 1/2 weeks time.
Would like to do a 4/5 night stay in a disney hotel - any advice please on where is best to look to book at such short notice.

Never...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 15 May 19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By dippy lippy
I managed to get VA Gatwick - orlando return in...

I managed to get VA Gatwick - orlando return in PE last October 16th for 691pp - booked 5/6 weeks before departure. All dates either side of this were a lot more!
Forum: Beyond the Parks 29 Apr 19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,773
Posted By dippy lippy
Seriously? - I certainly did not pay anything...

Seriously? - I certainly did not pay anything like that!
Sure I booked it through Virgin Holidays?
Forum: Beyond the Parks 28 Apr 19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,773
Posted By dippy lippy
The resort at Longboat Key - would definitley...

The resort at Longboat Key - would definitley tick all your boxes.
Stayed there May last year - lovely beachfront suite with full facilities.
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 21 Apr 19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By dippy lippy
Just a thought - I was going to use my miles last...

Just a thought - I was going to use my miles last year (October) for a flight - but I managed to bag Miami return (London) at a very good price in PE - 691pp so I didnt think it worth using miles. ...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 19 Apr 19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By dippy lippy
Thanks guys for helpful replies - will have a...

Thanks guys for helpful replies - will have a look at suggestions.
Cheers
x
Forum: Beyond the Parks 18 Apr 19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By dippy lippy
Hi - We done a day trip to the Bahamas - but...

Hi - We done a day trip to the Bahamas - but ... it was in June 1988 - on our honeymoon. Sorry does'nt really answer your question - but I seem to remember we enjoyed it!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 18 Apr 19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,956
Posted By dippy lippy
Ive got a lot of virgin airmiles burning a hole...

Ive got a lot of virgin airmiles burning a hole in my pocket - can you book flights using miles then add hotel bookings?
Forum: Beyond the Parks 18 Apr 19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By dippy lippy
The Panhandle - visiting recommendations

Hi - Looking at exploring The Panhandle for a different take on Florida.
Any advice / recommendaitons appreciated.

Mostly interested in exploring beaches, national / state parks, any outdoor...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 13 Nov 18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By dippy lippy
I paid 691pp PE return, Virgin, -...

I paid 691pp PE return, Virgin, - Heathrow-Miami - deptarted 16th oct 18 returned 31st oct
Only booked around 6-7 weeks before departure - during a sale! Prices went up more than double soon...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 4 Nov 18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By dippy lippy
Thanks for helpfull replies - I will know in...

Thanks for helpfull replies - I will know in future to look a bit further at codes before booking flights for cash.
Interestingly - 3 years ago we were returning from Miami travelling PE and were...
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Nov 18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By dippy lippy
And dont forget the parks charge 22 dollars for...

And dont forget the parks charge 22 dollars for parking!
Forum: Trip Planning Florida 3 Nov 18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,666
Posted By dippy lippy
My son is currently staying in the comfort inn...

My son is currently staying in the comfort inn suites at Maingate. Hes not driving (too young) they provide shuttles to all the parks - he will be using a mix of the hotels shuttles and Uber to get...
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